Traffic Dispute Turns Into Gunpoint Robbery in Bed-Stuy

BED-STUY – Police are looking for two men in connection with a gunpoint robbery that took place the night of Saturday, August 12.

A verbal dispute between three men involved in a minor traffic accident took a serious turn when one of the men flashed a gun before he and a friend forced their victim into a nearby deli, said police. Inside Miraflores Deli, at 45 Rockaway Ave, they made the 53-year old victim withdraw $440 from an ATM.

The two men then fled in an unknown direction, said police. The suspects can be seen in photos taken from security footage in the deli below:

(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)

According to police, the first suspect, who brandished the weapon, is a black man in his 20s, 6’1” and 180 lbs, last seen wearing a white t-shirt and white sneakers. Police described his accomplice as a black man in his 20s as well, 6’0” and 180 lbs, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering on the front and side, black and white sneakers, and seen with a motorcycle helmet.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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